The world lost one of its most brilliant minds on Tuesday. Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. The news broke of his passing late Tuesday night and was confirmed by a family spokesman said.
Hawking shared his brilliance with his incredible mind and shocked doctors by living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for over 50 years.
His children Lucy, Robert and Tim released a statement saying, “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”
Tributes began to flood social media just minutes after news of his passing broke.
Dr. Hawking was no stranger to the mainstream culture. He was a big fan of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Simpsons’, making several appearances on both shows over the years. (See videos below)
Rest easy, Dr. Hawking. Thank you for expanding out minds and for making the world a better place.
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